Elegant Islington is a desirable residential area north of central London includes the busy Upper Street district, which is about a 15 minute walk away. Islington is famous for its nightlife, theatres (Almeida, Sadler's Wells) and offers an impressive choice to rival the West End on popular Upper Street - with cafes, restaurants, boutiques, a shopping mall and a couple of cinemas. You'll find intriguing vintage shops nestled between the fashionable shops in this area, and do look out for the Banksy masterpieces as you stroll the streets. Islington is definitely an area for the foodie too, with cuisine from all around the world on offer. To the East, you might like to walk along the Canal to a few riverside cafes/ restaurants which are less than a 10 minute walk and on along to the quirky and vibrant Broadway Market (great for buying fresh produce on a Saturday) and on to London Fields and Victoria Park.